Helping you find remarkable leaders
to drive your Asia business forward

Our Services

FES Partners is the executive search firm of choice for international companies seeking excellence and growth in Asia. Work with us to recruit the leaders and technical experts who will elevate your business to the next level.


Asia offices: Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Vietnam

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successful senior placements by our current team


partner firms worldwide as members of the Lense & Lumen Advisory Group

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clients return to work with us after our first project

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years helping mid-sized companies grow in Greater China and Asia

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of our leadership searches involve decision-makers who are not in Asia

To find leaders who fit your business, you need a search team that ‘gets’ your business.

Why choose us as your executive search partner in Asia?

At FES Partners, we have the mid-market experience to quickly understand your needs and challenges – and to tackle them with confidence.

We’ve helped international companies scale in Asia for over 40 years, and we’re ready to put our seasoned skills, time, and dedication into each executive search project we take on.

Why us?

Satisfied clients across industries

Their experience in the medical market makes them so valuable.Their proactive communication skills have made a difference to us. We can rely on them for unbiased and honest advice

Richard Wolf

Medical Devices

We wholeheartedly recommend FES Partners. They have been invaluable in helping us find an exceptional China Country Manager and a variety of leadership talents for our team.

Silver Fern Farms

Consumer & retail

FES team's deep understanding of South China’s candidate market ensured a seamless talent search for Severin, every time. Their cultural insight was invaluable in securing the right candidates for technical and leadership positions.


Consumer & retail

We are impressed by the professionalism of the whole team, but also by the way I was supported as a newcomer to Asia and the always transparent and trustful way of doing business together.

EQS Group


FES Partners have found us outstanding leaders in China. We filled our urgent vacancy within six weeks of starting the search!


Machinery & automation

Projects have been planned, communicated and implemented in a very professional way. There was enough time during kick-off to listen to the customer’s needs which definitely translated into a successful completion of the project.

SICK Sensor Intelligence

Machinery & automation

Their great network across industry sectors and regions (Asia, Europe, US) has been very helpful. PrimaLoft has very specific requirements and FES Partners have shown a great talent in listening and delivering premium customized solutions.


Consumer & retail

Being a demanding customer, their team proved to be great partners since they analysed not only my personal requirements but the culture of our firm profoundly. FES Partners truly master the European-China axis in their field of activity.



FES Partners is a perfect bridge-builder between Chinese and European markets. Their team provided great support in recruiting high level management positions. It has been a pleasure to cooperate on a high communication and trust level.


Machinery & automation

As a premium sportswear brand we rely on our partners worldwide to work professionally and goal oriented so KJUS can promise highest quality products to its consumers. FES Partners gave us the support and insight we needed.


Consumer & retail

We had the opportunity to work with the Shanghai team for two critical positions in China. I was impressed with the team's ability to present very strong candidates within a tight timeline. I look forward to working with them again.

Radiant Vision Systems


We were particularly impressed with their speed and diligence in navigating China's recruiting complexities, making our executive search a success, time and again.


Machinery & automation

FES Partners has recruited for several key vacancies in our China, HK and Asia operations. Their well-structured methodology, knowledge in the manufacturing industry and understanding of our market in China delivered impeccable results.


Chemical & plastics

Their long-term experience and knowledge of the markets in HK, China and Asia give them an impressive advantage. This and their ability to have flawless communication with our HQ in Switzerland make them extremely beneficial for us.


Consumer & retail

FES Partners supported us in the search for a GM in Shanghai. Most impressive was their network within the German speaking community, as well as the close personal contact and constant information exchange that occurred directly with us.


Machinery & automation

Every time, the results of our searches with FES Partners were a perfect match. Their bespoke approach to understanding our company culture and the nuances of the China recruiting market was impressive.

Brückner Group

Machinery & automation

Their precision in identifying and qualifying only the best candidates for framas and their profound knowledge of Vietnam's and Indonesia’s diverse business landscape made our executive search efficient and effective.



Meet our leadership

Thaddaeus Mueller

Singapore & Hong Kong

Thaddaeus, a founding Partner, has led FES Partners since 2010 from Hong Kong, Switzerland and now Singapore. With decades of experience helping “mittelstand” companies grow in Asia, a hands-on attitude, and a respected eye for resilient leaders, he has helped to shape our firm’s reputation as a first-class search partner in Asia.

Dora Zhong


As Partner and leader of our Shanghai office, Dora brings a wealth of experience and a high-touch standard of professionalism to our services and our team culture. The testing senior positions she’s filled in the last 10 years have earned her a reputation among discerning execs and a deep network to top-level talents in the region.

Tuan Ho

Ho Chi Minh City

Tuan leads our Ho Chi Minh City office. With a successful career in banking spanning more than a decade, he has relocated from Switzerland to Vietnam to follow his roots. He is on a mission to carve out new growth paths for our industrial and FMCG clients who are looking for a China + 1 solution – and for our own firm – in the vibrant Vietnamese market.


Cross-border executive search specialists

Different time zones, business contexts, languages and cultures can slow down and complicate search projects – but it doesn’t have to be this way.

At FES Partners, we specialise in cross-border executive search, with 90% of our projects involving remote decision-makers.

Our multicultural team engages seamlessly with stakeholders across Asia and Worldwide, and our partnership with Lense & Lumen – a global network of premier search firms – expands our cross-border capabilities to a global scale.

About us

Our workplace culture

Behind FES Partners is a team of professionals who believe the best way to succeed is through integrity, passion and collaboration.

Our colleagues have lived in 12 countries, speak 10 languages, and bring together more than 80 years of recruitment experience.

One thing we all have in common? We’re reliable, dedicated and approachable teamplayers who want to achieve great things together and see our clients’ businesses thrive.

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